Thursday, September 17, 2015

Overview of what you can learn from Database and Analytics sessions at Visual Studio Live!

The field of Data, big and small,l made a great leap forward from mere file based data to relatiional database systems and remained there for a long time and it is still very much used. However, the advent of Internet and social media created new needs not addressed by RDBMS and gave rise to NoSQL databases. On the other hand the enormous amount of data brought in by media made it look for other tools bringing Big Data, now a byword. The sessions treat the enormous devveloping field in this fascinating area.

If you do manage to attend you can get some new information and brush up some old stuff. It should be interesting to track the developments.

These are the session details in the Database and Analytics area.

SQL Server of course is center stage. Topics under SQL Server 2014 covers the following:
  • SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
  • Reporting Services for Developers
  • Memory-Optimized Tables and Columnstore Indexes in SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Database
TH03 Implementing Data Warehouse Patterns - Attendees Choose
10/01/2015   8:00am - 9:15am
You will learn:
•Techniques for Populating Fact Tables and Dimension tables using T-SQL MERGE statements
•Special considerations for managing Type 2 Slowly Changing dimensions
•Tips for implementing many of the patterns found in the Kimball methodology
 You will also get to understand the following:
Type 2 changing dimensions
Confirmed dimensions
Dimension outriggers
Role-playing relationhsips
Many-tomany bridge table relationships
Factless Fatc tables

TH07: Power BI 2.0: Analytics in the Cloud and Excel
10/01/2015   9:30am - 10:45am
Get to speed quickly on what Power BI has done since version 1 and what's new in Version
Try to read up on my posts in blogs and you might have already learnt a lot!
TH11: Busy Develoepr's Guide to NoSQL
10/01/2015   11:00am - 12:15pm

You will learn:
•About NoSQLs
•What NoSQLs offer that the RDBMS don't
•When and how (and when not) to use them

TH15  Big Data and Hadoop with Azure HDInsight
10/01/2015   1:30pm - 2:45pm
  • Learn what Hadoop is, how it works, what to do to get it running on the Azure cloud and how to integrate it.
  • Learn how to integrate it with SQL Server BI, Excel and third party tools
TH19  Predictive Analytics and Azure Machine Learning
10/01/2015   3:00pm - 4:15pm

You will learn:
•Learn the fundamentals of predictive analytics, including which algorithms work best for specific scenarios
•Learn how to build Azure Machine Learning experiments and models
•Get exposed to the R programming language and see how to integrate R code into Azure ML experiments

W19  SQL Server Reporting Services - Attendees Choose Topics
[This presentation takes some of the more complicated topics and offers them as choices that attendees can pick for the session.]
You will learn:
•About advanced SSRS features "in action", as implemented in actual SSRS client applications
•The implementation of mass-automated report delivery of data driven subscriptions in SSRS (and also see .NET code used in SSIS scripts for customized delivery of reports)
•A general understanding of Microsoft's current and future offerings for SSRS in the Cloud

W15  Transact-SQL for Application Developers - Attendees Choose Topics
09/30/2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
[Attendees choose from 25 possible topics - plus you'll walk away with all 25 code samples.]
You will learn:
•About the new language enhancements in SQL 2012
•Where sub-queries are necessary
•To gain some appreciation of performance optimization

W11  Real World SQL Server Data Tools
09/30/2015   1:30pm - 2:45pm
You will learn:
•Techniques for importing existing legacy SQL Server schemas with old, dead code. Basically, how do you take the kind of messy, not-well-maintained databases that I see at customer sites and bring it into SSDT without losing your sanity and giving up?
•About real enterprise application databases that often have references across database boundaries, and how to identify and variable-ize these database objects and deal with cross-database and cross-SSDT project references.
•How to handle incremental automated deployment scenarios from the command line or TFS Build and manage 'lookup' data as part of these deployment scenarios.

M01  Workshop: Big Data, Analytics and NoSQL: Everything You Wanted to Learn But Were Afraid to Ask

09/28/2015  9:00am - 6:00pm
"Who has time to learn about Big Data, Analytics and NoSQL? "
Perhaps you can learn a little bit of all the following:
Big Data

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